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451 Research and Vormetric shed light on the current state of data security [infographic]

451 Research and Vormetric shed light on the current state of data security [infographic]
Over the past few years we have been exposed to an ongoing and seemingly endless string of data breaches. Hardly a week goes by without news of another damaging data breach incident - according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the number of records breached in 2015 is already more than twice that of 2014 – despite the fact that collectively, we are spending billions each year on various forms of cyber security and venture capitalists are spending princely sums on startups touting the latest and greatest new security offerings.

Part of the problem is that the attack surface is growing. Public cloud services, big-data applications and the emerging ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) have each added considerably to the resources to which data is distrusted and need to be protected. They have also collectively expanded the ‘data supply chain’ and contributed to an exponential increase in the number of external parties with some level of access to our networks and sensitive data, which in the case of large global firms can easily number in the tens of thousands.
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